New Tendencies was united by the desire to abolish the artist as creative genius and replace him or her with the notion of the visual researcher. This was rooted in a deep democratic idealism, which also motivated working with new and often cheap industrial materials and using the most anonymous visual elements to create dynamic and visual structures that appear to vibrate in space.
“Introduction”. In New Tendencies: Art at the Threshold of the Information Revolution (1961-1978), by Armin Medosh. p. 7